Dr. David Shulkin, whose departure from the VA was announced through Twitter this past spring, will be chief innovation officer at Sanford Health in South Dakota.
While Roe v. Wade will be the hot-button issue in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice, the high court could continue to reshape the broader healthcare landscape if cases on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work their way through the courts.
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record system.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.
Along with the rest of the industry, Modern Healthcare is eager to hear what President Donald Trump has to say about drug prices. But that's not all we are watching this week.
The U.S. Coast Guard will move to the Defense Department's EHR, which could help streamline access to the records, especially if the VA's contract with Cerner moves forward.
An expansion of the VA Choice program would mean more veterans seeing private providers. But the political debate around aspects of the plan has hindered progress in Congress.
Hospitals would benefit from changes to the VA Choice program under a bill being discussed in the House.